Blog Category: Kootenay Boundary

EDITORIAL: Thank you for an amazing first year of land matching in the Columbia Basin / Kootenays!

Posted by Hailey Troock on July 31, 2019

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It seems almost unfathomable that a year has already gone by since the B.C. Land Matching Program came to the Columbia Basin / Kootenays with generous support from the Province of British Columbia and Columbia Basin Trust. I often catch myself telling people I meet through this role that we’re a few months in, then I have to correct myself; it has been a year already. So much has happened in a span of twelve months. My gratitude and enthusiasm for this wild ride is something I want to share with you! FROM SHOPIFY TO SHEEPIFY: How I came to be a … Continue reading EDITORIAL: Thank you for an amazing first year of land matching in the Columbia Basin / Kootenays!

LAND OPPORTUNITY: PLOTS FOR MARKET GARDEN IN CRESTON

Posted by Hailey Troock on July 30, 2019

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We have more land opportunities than what is listed here! Get in touch with a Land Matcher at land@youngagrarians.org to access our full land inventory and B.C. Land Matching Program support in your region. ABOUT THE LAND This land opportunity is located in the community of Creston, a town of just over 5000 located in the Creston Valley south of Kootenay Lake and just north of the border. The property boasts several acres of cultivable land on fertile soil. Two years ago, the area previously had a crop of garlic. Some of the land has been converted into a market garden already with lots of free … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: PLOTS FOR MARKET GARDEN IN CRESTON

EVENT RECAP: MOBILE SEED CLEANER DEMO & TOUR AT WINDERBERRY & EDIBLE ACRES FARM

Posted by Hailey Troock on July 29, 2019

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On Tuesday, July 23rd, twelve active and aspiring farmers gathered at Winderberry Farm and Edible Acres in beautiful Windermere, BC, to participate in a seed cleaning demonstration, farm tour and potluck. Participants included some of the host farm’s young farm staff, new and returning, some local Windermere farmers and a few who drove in from as far away as Fernie. Thanks to everyone who made the effort to join us for some or all of the afternoon and of course to our hosts Lin and Oliver! During the seed cleaning demo, Chris Thoreau from FarmFolkCityFolk provided a detailed explanation of … Continue reading EVENT RECAP: MOBILE SEED CLEANER DEMO & TOUR AT WINDERBERRY & EDIBLE ACRES FARM

How to Sell your Products through the Kootenay Co-op’s True Local Program

Posted by Hailey Troock on July 26, 2019

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One of the most common questions we hear from new farmers and producers in the Kootenays is about how to get their products into the local market. The Kootenay Co-op is an important sales channel for locally produced food in the Kootenays through the True Local Program. Our Columbia Basin Land Matcher, Hailey Troock, interviewed Nadine BenRabha, the True Local Program Coordinator, to learn more about how farmers and food producers can sell through the Kootenay Co-op. What started in 1975 as a food buying club run by volunteers in the Slocan Valley has since blossomed into a community-owned store that has almost … Continue reading How to Sell your Products through the Kootenay Co-op’s True Local Program

AUGUST 18, 2019: CRESTON, BC – Creston Valley Farm Tour, Potluck & Live Music

Posted by Hailey Troock on July 24, 2019

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Join Young Agrarians in Creston and Erickson for a multi-farm tour to learn about four unique farms in the Creston Valley! Alongside our host farms, there are several farms and orchards along the way that make for a scenic route. Time is provided to enjoy and find local bounty along the way.  WHEN:  Sunday, August 18, 2019. 2-8pm. WHERE:  Bike (35 mins) or drive (10 mins) between locations (click here for route link). Join for the whole tour or drop in along the way! 2:00 – 3:00 pm – Wloka Farms Fruit Stand (3524 Crowsnest Hwy) 3:30 – 4:30 pm – Yaqan … Continue reading AUGUST 18, 2019: CRESTON, BC – Creston Valley Farm Tour, Potluck & Live Music

OCT 25-26, 2019: ROSSLAND, BC – Columbia Basin Mixer

Posted by Michalina Hunter on July 15, 2019

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Join us at Red Mountain Resort and the new Nowhere Special Hostel for two days of workshops and networking at the Columbia Basin Mixer! This year’s mixer will be integrated with the Basin Food Summit’s Agriculture Forum on Friday October 25th, and continue on Saturday October 26th with more in-depth programming for new and young farmers. In the spirit of YA mixers, this will be an opportunity to engage and network, share ideas and access the knowledge and experience you need to build your farm and business for success. Let’s dive in deep together and create future resilience within the … Continue reading OCT 25-26, 2019: ROSSLAND, BC – Columbia Basin Mixer

LAND OPPORTUNITY: 3 acres ALR land in Revelstoke

Posted by Hailey Troock on July 12, 2019

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We have more land opportunities than what is listed here! Get in touch with a Land Matcher at land@youngagrarians.org to access our full land inventory and B.C. Land Matching Program support in your region. ABOUT THE LAND This land opportunity is located in the community of Revelstoke, a town of about 15,000 located on the banks of the Columbia River. The property boasts 3-4 acres of cultivable land and has a view of the nearby resort. The land was previously a homestead and hobby farm for almost 50 years. While some areas are ready for cultivation, others will need a bit flattening, a few stumps pulled, … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 3 acres ALR land in Revelstoke

EVENT RECAP: KLAS Tool School at Linden Lane Farms

Posted by Hailey Troock on June 28, 2019

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On Sunday, June 16, thirty farmers, food lovers and friends gathered at Linden Lane Farms in Krestova, Central Kootenay, for a tool demonstration with Kootenay Local Agricultural Society, farm tour and potluck social. The event brought out folks to the farm over the course of the afternoon from toddlers to farmers with five decades of experience. The event kicked off with an introduction circle. Everyone in the circle had the opportunity to tell the group a little bit about themselves and their interest in growing. Most of the group was visiting from nearby communities in Crescent Valley, Pass Creek and … Continue reading EVENT RECAP: KLAS Tool School at Linden Lane Farms

LAND OPPORTUNITY: 100 acres overlooking Grand Forks, BC

Posted by Hailey Troock on June 25, 2019

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We have more land opportunities than what is listed here! Get in touch with a Land Matcher at land@youngagrarians.org to access our full land inventory and B.C. Land Matching Program support in your region. ABOUT THE LAND This land opportunity is located in the community of Grand Forks, 15 minutes from the down town area, on Hwy #3 West Side of town. This land boast 400 acres with 100 acres that was historically farmed by Russian Dukhobors. The land has a natural foraging potential for interested herbalist. Farm forest management is also a potential. Animal husbandry is also a possibility. The South-East-facing slope of this … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 100 acres overlooking Grand Forks, BC

WORK TRADE FOR ACCOMMODATION: VALLICAN, BC at Where the Pavement Used to End Farm

Posted by Michalina Hunter on June 19, 2019

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Looking for farm accommodation for work trade? Where the Pavement Used to End Farm in beautiful Vallican, near Nelson, BC might be the right fit for you! ABOUT Where the Pavement Used to End We are a 3 acre homestead/hobby farm working towards expanding into a market garden and farm stand.  We have a large vegetable garden and many fruit and nut trees along with about 65 laying hens and a roadside egg stand. We use organic practices however our farm is not certified organic. DESIRED QUALITIES Previous farm labour experience preferred, good work ethic, reliability. TASKS AT THE FARM Tasks will mainly be in … Continue reading WORK TRADE FOR ACCOMMODATION: VALLICAN, BC at Where the Pavement Used to End Farm